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Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land

Cover: 'Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land'

Staff Review: "Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land" by John Coy

★★★★★

This beautiful, heart-warming children’s book gave me goosebumps. The photographs portray a multitude of immigrants who came to America from many different countries. In simple, almost lyrical text it imparts the great sacrifices that the previous generation made, not only to bring their family to a new country, but to survive and provide new opportunities for their children. The messages to their children are similar—work hard, do well in school and never give up. The great question, or challenge for the new generation, is what will they do with this great gift that they have been freely given. This wonderful celebration of diversity is perhaps a reminder to the new generation to not waste this precious gift.

Audience: children | Genre: nonfiction, history

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